Mission status inching along

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer As spring marches onward, so does the eight-step federal process established to find a mission for Cannon Air Force Base. By mid-June, the Air Force hopes to have analyzed compatible, conflicting and overlapping proposed uses for Cannon. This is the seventh step in the process that will end with […]

Richardson unveils redesigned high school plan

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson last week unveiled his plan to redesign high school education in New Mexico, according to a press release from his office. The initiative seeks to better prepare high school students for college and careers, the release said. The governor requested the Public Education Department partner with the Legislative Education Study […]

Candidate’s campaign intent questioned

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer His opponents claim Edwin Perales II is unfairly trying to capitalize on his father’s political success. Not true, Perales II says. He can’t help it if he has the same name as his father, two-term Curry County Commissioner Edwin Perales Jr. “I’ve been Edwin Perales since kindergarten,” Perales II […]

Church serving free breakfast to children

CNJ Staff Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is serving free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and younger Monday through Friday today through Aug. 4. Fifteen sites serve lunch, including one in Texico, and nine will also serve breakfast. The nine sites serving breakfast and lunch are: • 801 Housing Center, Norris Street and […]

Xcel Energy seeks increase in rates

CNJ Staff Xcel Energy is proposing to raise its base rates for electric service in Texas by 7.4 percent, or $5.18 per month for an average household using 800 kilowatt-hours, according to a company news release. It is the first time since 1986 Xcel’s Texas-based operating company, Southwestern Public Service, is proposing to raise its […]

Fine arts program will be funded despite budget transfer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Money earmarked for fine arts programs has been transferred into the Clovis Municipal Schools operational budget, but fine arts programs in the district will still be funded in the next school year, school officials said. “When funds are earmarked, your hands are tied,” CMS Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton said. […]

June 1, 2006 Education Digest

Clovis FLI grads honoredGraduates of the Family Leadership Institute were honored Saturday by Clovis Municipal Schools. Honored were 125 parents who successfully completed the Family Leadership Institute, a national program designed to guide parents through the education system in order to better support their children’s education, according to CMS Director of Federal Programs and Public […]

Wrath of Reba a powerful weapon

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Perhaps it was just one of those slow news days. No murders in Albuquerque, the Vigil mistrial yesterday’s story, viewers long having tired of a real yawner of a state political primary season. Whatever the case, one of the Duke City TV newscasts found time to bring us the report […]

Price gouging starts with our lawmakers

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Here’s what one reader wrote: “Williams, I can understand how the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and Middle East political uncertainty can jack up gasoline prices. But it’s price-gouging for the oil companies to raise the price of all the gasoline already bought and stored before the crisis.” Several other readers […]